J.Lo: 'Call Me Jennifer'
Jennifer Lopez is so sick of her "J.Lo" stage name, she nearly titled her upcoming album Call Me Jennifer. The singer - who ultimately settled on Rebirth as the moniker for her new disc - is desperate to ditch her J.Lo tag so she can propel the true Jennifer into the spotlight, and bury the reputation attached to her alter-ego. She says, "I'm not J.Lo, she's not a real person. She was just a bit of fun that got really crazy. I've never been anyone but Jennifer. I was going to call the album Call Me Jennifer because that would be my way of saying goodbye to the whole J.Lo thing. But Rebirth is perfect because it means so much more."
God forbid the title should reflect the music, or anything artistic, or anything other than you, you, you. Don't introduce an obnoxious nickname into the world that all of us have to put up with once the media snaps it up, then complain that it's caught on so big. We've all hated "J.Lo" for years--they're not going to stop just because you've finally come around. Maybe you'll stop being treated like a hollow celebrity shell if you do some work that isn't wholly consumed with telling us how we should view you. Something that lets us make up our own minds based on its quality and your talent. No, that would be too hard.